A Chhattisgarh police constable was arrested on Saturday for reportedly torturing a two year old girl with cigarette butts. The incident happened in Balod.

Constable Avinash Rai tortured the girl because her mother was unable to pay the money she borrowed from him, according to police superintendent Jitendra Meena. While she was being tortured, the accused also demanded the girl to call him “papa”.

The victim’s mother has filed a case against the constable on Friday.

DM Awasthi, the state’s police chief condemned the act by calling it a heinous crime. He said that the accused had no right to continue in the police force. The police chief gave orders to SP Meena to terminate him as early as possible.

As per the superintendent, the termination process against constable Avinash is in progress.

Similar Past Incidents

  • In the Sundargarh district in Odisha, Inspector Anand Kumar Majhi of Biramitrapur police station  was dismissed from service and arrested in July this year. He had allegedly raped a 13-year-old tribal girl several times in the police station. After successive sexual assaults, the girl got pregnant and the inspector then forced her to terminate her pregnancy at a clinic.
  • Another shocking incident happened in March, wherein a school teacher was arrested by the Telangana Police. The 27-year-old who worked as a private school teacher in Wanaparthy district had assaulted 11 girls, between 9 to 10 years. Kumar(the school teacher) was booked under Section 376 (punishment for rape), 354 (assault or criminal force to woman with the intent to outrage her modesty) and under relevant sections of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act.
  • In September, a 40-year old government school teacher in Meerut was booked under Section 376 (rape) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act. He was accused of allegedly raping a five year old

Shivangi Thapa is an intern with SheThePeople

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